Nokia announces new Software-as-a-Service services in analytics, security, and monetization for CSPs and enterprises.
The new services follow Nokia’s recent launch into SaaS to ease CSPs and enterprises accelerate the time to value they realize from their services offering by shifting to an agile model based on software consumed purely on demand through a subscription.
In fact, the embedded SIM (eSIM) and integrated SIM (iSIM) technologies can store and manage multiple subscription profiles remotely for authenticating users and devices on mobile networks. iSIM Secure Connect enables the automation of the entire eSIM/iSIM management process and will open opportunities to monetize services linked to trusted digital identities.
As 5G network complexity has increased the need for advanced analytics, Nokia is strengthening its AVA offering with new SaaS capabilities based on NWDAF (Network Data Analytics Function).
The AVA NWDAF enhances network operations with AI/ML driven closed-loop automation, improves customer experience, and drives new sources of revenue. The feature will be commercially available in a SaaS delivery model later this year.
Nokia’s iSIM Secure Connect is expected to be available as SaaS later this year. Nokia’s SaaS-based NetGuard Cybersecurity Dome and Nokia Anomaly Detection are also going to be available later this quarter.
- NetGuard Cybersecurity Dome enables CSPs to assure 5G networks and monetize security tied with services like 5G slicing
- Nokia Anomaly Detection is a machine learning service aimed at finding and remediating network anomalies before they affect customers.
Karl Whitelock, Research Vice President, Communications Service Provider Operations & Monetization at IDC, noted:
“To fully tap the wealth of opportunities that advanced 5G services offer, communication service providers and enterprises need new deployment models that enable faster service delivery to customers in a smarter, more cost-effective manner. Solution suppliers such as Nokia with its new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) security and analytics services, are turning to SaaS as a means for helping the telecom space modernize and monetize investments faster.”
Raghav Sahgal, President of Cloud and Network Services at Nokia, also commented:
“Adopting Nokia AVA NWDAF and iSIM Secure Connect through the SaaS model will greatly improve the time-to-value that CSPs and enterprises can realize by having on-demand access to services. These latest Nokia SaaS services strengthen our leadership position in helping our customers change the very foundation of how our industry does business.”
Nokia plans to introduce other new SaaS services in the areas of core, digital operations, monetization, and private wireless later this year and into the next 2023.